Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ashita no Kioku / Crazy Moon ~ Kimi wa Muteki ~



posted by Thea at 1:23 PM

Friday, March 20, 2009

Best J-Drama of Winter 2009!

In preparation for its annual Drama Grand Prix, Nikkan Sports already conducted voting for the 2009 winter season earlier this month. A total of 13,613 votes were collected. The big winner this time was NTV's "Kami no Shizuku," which starred KAT-TUN member Kazuya Kamenashi. The show picked up all four categories it was eligible for, leaving Miho Kanno to win for Best Actress.

Best Drama:

1. Kami no Shizuku - 4376
2. Uta no Oniisan - 3950
3. Zeni Geba - 1207
4. RESCUE - 876
5. Voice - 864

Best Actor:

1. Kazuya Kamenashi (Kami no Shizuku) - 4637
2. Satoshi Ohno (Uta no Oniisan) - 4154
3. Kenichi Matsuyama (Zeni Geba) - 1387
4. Hiro Mizushima (Mei-chan no Shitsuji) - 625
5. Yuichi Nakamaru (RESCUE) - 554

Best Actress:

1. Miho Kanno (Kiina) - 5136
2. Nana Eikura (Mei-chan no Shitsuji) - 2330
3. Yukie Nakama (Arifureta Kiseki) - 2012
4. Nao Minamisawa (Akai Ito) - 880
5. Pinko Izumi (Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari) - 805

Best Supporting Actor:

1. Seiichi Tanabe (Kami no Shizuku) - 2104
2. Ryuhei Maruyama (Uta no Oniisan) - 1891
3. Toma Ikuta (Voice) - 1782
4. Takahisa Masuda (RESCUE) - 870
5. Takeru Sato (Mei-chan no Shitsuji) - 844

Best Supporting Actress:

1. Riisa Naka (Kami no Shizuku) - 2310
2. Nana Katase (Uta no Oniisan) - 2007
3. Yoshino Kimura (Uta no Oniisan) - 1464
4. Mimura (Zeni Geba) - 919
5. Satomi Ishihara (Voice) - 773

--http://jdramas.multiply.com/journal/item/131

posted by Thea at 7:35 PM

MTV Japan Unveils Nominees For MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009

MTV Japan today announced nominees for the 8th annual MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN (MTV VMAJ 09), taking place at the Saitama Super Arena on Saturday, May 30 and hosted this year by stand-up comedian, Gekidan Hitori. Coldplay, NE-YO and Namie Amuro each received three nominations, while Franz Ferdinand, Katy Perry and Britney Spears all received two nominations apiece. Making the trip to Japan to perform at the MTV VMAJ 09 show are Green Day, BLACK EYED PEAS and Katy Perry, as well as local artists EXILE and 9mm Parabellum Bullet. Guest celebrities attending include (in alphabetical order) AI, Blue Man Group, Girl Next Door, Kimaguren, Maximum The Hormone, Meisa Kuroki, Natsuki Kato, Shonan No Kaze, Thelma Aoyama, and w-inds. Additional performing acts and guest celebrities will be announced accordingly.

The MTV VMAJ 09 awards are decided by the viewers and music fans who can vote for either Japanese or international artists nominated in the same category. The voting period is from March 18 through May 1 and can be accessed via web and mobile at www.mtvjapan.com/vmaj.

The 8th annual show will premiere live on MTV Japan, Saturday May 30 at 18h to over 7.2 million homes in Japan. (Portions of the program will be aired on MTV Asia and MTV China, air dates and times will be announced later.)

The complete lists of nominees for the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN 2009 are:

Best Male Video
KANYE WEST "Heartless"
KREVA "Akasatanahamayarawawon"
MOTOHIRO HATA "Forever Song"
NE-YO "Closer"
USHER "Love in This Club feat. YOUNG JEEZY"

Best Female Video
BEYONCE "If I Were a Boy"
BRITNEY SPEARS "Womanizer"
HIKARU UTADA "Prisoner Of Love"
NAMIE AMURO "NEW LOOK"
THELMA AOYAMA "Nandomo"

Best Group Video
EXILE "Ti Amo (Chapter2)"
FRANZ FERDINAND "Ulysses"
SHONAN NO KAZE "Koishigure"
THE KILLERS "Human"
TOHOSHINKI "Jumon -MIROTIC-"

Best New Artist Video
DUFFY "Mercy"
GIRL NEXT DOOR "Guzen no Kakuritsu"
KATY PERRY "I Kissed a Girl"
KIMAGUREN "LIFE"
MIHO FUKUHARA "CHANGE"

Best Video of the Year
BRITNEY SPEARS "Womanizer"
COLDPLAY "Viva La Vida"
EXILE "Ti Amo (Chapter2)"
NAMIE AMURO "NEW LOOK"
SOUTHERN ALL STARS "I AM YOUR SINGER"

Best Rock Video
ACIDMAN "I stand free"
FALL OUT BOY "I Don't Care"
FRANZ FERDINAND "Ulysses"
MAXIMUM THE HORMONE "Tsume Tsume Tsume"
9MM PARABELLUM BULLET "Living Dying Message"

Best Pop Video
IKIMONOGAKARI "Kimagure Romantic"
KATY PERRY "I Kissed a Girl"
LILY ALLEN "The Fear"
PERFUME "Dream Fighter"
RIP SLYME "Taiyo to Bikini"

Best R&B Video
AKON "Right Now (NaNaNa)"
JUJU feat. Spontania "Sunao ni Naretara"
MILIYA KATO "19 Memories"
NAMIE AMURO "Sexy Girl"
Ne-Yo "Miss Independent"

Best Hip Hop Video
KANYE WEST "Heartless"
KREVA "Akasatanahamayarawawon"
LIL WAYNE "Lollipop feat.STATIC"
TERIYAKI BOYZ® "ZOCK ON! feat.Pharrell & Busta Rhymes"
T.I. "Live Your Life feat. RIHANNA"

Best Reggae Video
HAN-KUN "HOTTER THAN HOT"
KARDINAL OFFISHALL "Dangerous feat. AKON"
MIGHTY JAM ROCK "U.P. STAR"
NATTY "Cold Town"
RYO the SKYWALKER "EVER GREEN"


Best Dance Video
DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIUS PIP "Thou Shalt Always Kill"
KRAAK & SMAAK "Squeeze Me feat. BEN WESTBEECH"
THE BPA "Toe Jam feat. DAVID BYRNE & DIZZEE RASCAL"
TOWA TEI "Mind Wall feat. Miho Hatori"
UKAWANIMATION! feat. Takkyu Ishino x Kenichi Hagiwara "Wakusei no Portrait 5 Okuman Gaso"

Best Video from a Film
AI "Okuribito" from "Okuribito(Departures)"
JACK WHITE & ALICIA KEYS "Another Way to Die" from "Quantum of Solace"
MADONNA "4 Minutes feat. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & TIMBALAND" from "Get Smart"
MONOBRIGHT "Ano Toumeikan to Shonen" from "Afterschool"
REMIOROMEN "Yume no Tsubomi" from "Kansen Retto"

Best Collaboration Video
ANNA TSUCHIYA feat. AI "Crazy World"
MADONNA "4 Minutes feat. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & TIMBALAND"
NELLY and FERGIE "Party People"
SCHADARAPARR+KAELA KIMURA "Hey! Hey! Alright"
T.I. "Live Your Life feat. RIHANNA"

Best Album of the Year
AYAKA "Sing to the Sky"
COLDPLAY "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends"
HIKARU UTADA "Heart Station"
Mr.Children "Supermarket Fantasy"
NE-YO "Year of the Gentleman"

Best Karaokee! Song
AQUA TIMEZ "Niji"
COLDPLAY "Viva La Vida"
FUNKY MONKEY BABYS "Kibou no Uta"
KIMAGUREN "LIFE"
MARIAH CAREY "Touch My Body"

--mtvasia

posted by Thea at 7:28 PM

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Been Less Active :[

Lately, I haven't been active watching Jdoramas. My cousin has been forcing me to play Persona 4 at her place >w< I know it's a good game, but I'm way behind my schedule. I hasta watch them @_______@ Or else the new doramas will make everything more hectic. It's not that the new doramas are bad or something, I'm actually waiting for them, but... oh well X3 I guess I just have to adjust, especially with the up coming anime convention >________< Good thing though, I finished watching Trick 2 yesterday. It's a good dorama, revolves around the genre Comedy, Mystery & Suspense~ I watch all kinds of dorama and Trick is not exempted. Has any of you seen Suicide Club and Battle Royale? Battle Royale 1 & 2? X3 Battle Royale's really great~ Suicide Club kinda got me traumatized though TT~TT

Well, an update on anime, I've watched at least 26 episodes of Shugo Chara!, though that's not even half of it. LOL~ At least I made progress~ I love it though, I haven't watched an interesting anime for a while~ Last good anime I saw was Ouran Koukou Hosuto Kurabu :D So if you have any interesting suggestions, I'll gladly check it!



La Corda D'Oro (Kin'iro no Koruda)'s a good anime too >w< I haven't finished it yet since my brother's final exam is going to end this weekend, I promised to watch it with him. LOL.

Anyhoo, I haven't lost track with Uta no Oniisan and Mei-chan no Shitsuji :) BTW, Sho-kun's a guest in Episode 7 >w< Woot~ Uta no Oniisan clashes with Yatterman~ I'm happy enough for these things I guess X3 but this list (which can be found in my CrunchyRoll profile):

Currently Watching JDorama:

-- Uta no Oniisan
-- Mei-chan no Shitsuji
-- Innocent Love
-- Voice
-- Love Shuffle
-- RESCUE
-- Celeb to Binbo Taro
-- Seigi no Mikata
-- Kiina
-- Triangle
-- Hokaben

Currently Watching Anime:

-- Kuroshitsuji
-- Tales of the Abyss
-- Toradora!
-- Skip Beat
-- Busou Renkin
-- Code Geass
-- Shugo Chara [Season 1]
-- La Corda D'Oro | Kin'iro no Corda
-- Lucky Star
-- Clannad


I guess I only managed to cut Trick 2 off this list >w< Gwaaa~ Must use time wisely! I love to sleep till it's noon, I guess that's one thing I should change X3 Lmaonade.

So anyhoo, to end this~ My current anime addiction is Shugo Chara! and my current goal is to clear up more jdorama and anime off the list~ Guess that's it!

posted by Thea at 3:11 PM

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Believe/Kumori Nochi, Kaisei



posted by Thea at 10:56 PM

23rd Japan Gold Disc Awards

The Japan Gold Disc Award, launched in 1987, honoring the artists and their works which had made great contribution based on objective criteria with the actual sales in development of the music recording industry every year, is a music award intended to let music fans recognize the achievement.

Artist of the Year


EXILE

New Artist of the Year


Shuuchishin

Best 10 New Artists

Aladdin
GIRL NEXT DOOR
KIMAGUREN
Yuusaku Kiyama
Kusuo
JERO
Shouta Shimizu
Shuuchishin
flumpool
Lil'B

Best Enka Artists

JERO
Kiyoshi Hikawa

Best Enka Artist [special]

Junko Akimoto

Single of the Year


Arashi - Truth / Kaze no Mukou E

Best 10 Singles

Thelma Aoyama feat. SoulJa - Soba ni iru ne
Arashi - truth / Kaze no mukou e
Arashi - One Love
Arashi - Beautiful days
KAT-TUN - DON'T U EVER STOP
KAT-TUN - LIPS
GReeeeN - KISEKI
Southern All Stars - I AM YOUR SINGER
Mr.Children - HANABI
Mr.Children - GIFT

Chaku-uta song of the year

GReeeeN - KISEKI

Best 5 chaku-uta songs

Hikaru Utada - Prisoner of Love
EXILE - The Birthday ~Ti Amo~
GReeeeN - KISEKI
JUJU feat.Spontania - Sunao ni naretara
Fujimoto-Fujimaki & Nozomi Ohashi - Gake no ue no Ponyo

Chaku-uta Full song of the year

Thelma Aoyama feat. SoulJa - Soba ni iru ne

Best 5 Chaku-uta Full songs

Thelma Aoyama feat. SoulJa - Soba ni iru ne
Hikaru Utada - Prisoner of Love
EXILE - The Birthday ~Ti Amo~
GReeeeN - KISEKI
Fujimoto-Fujimaki & Nozomi Ohashi - Gake no ue no Ponyo

PC download song of the year

Thelma Aoyama feat. SoulJa - Soba ni iru ne

Best 5 PC download songs

Thelma Aoyama feat. SoulJa - Soba ni iru ne
Hikaru Utada - Prisoner of Love
KIMAGUREN - LIFE
GReeeeN - KISEKI
Superfly - Ai wo komete hanataba wo

Album of the year


EXILE - EXILE BALLAD BEST

Best 10 albums

Namie Amuro - BEST FICTION
Hikaru Utada - HEART STATION
EXILE - EXILE BALLAD BEST
EXILE - EXILE ENTERTAINMENT BEST
EXILE - EXILE CATCHY BEST
GReeeeN - Aa, domo. O hisashiburi desu.
Mariya Takeuchi - Expressions
Ayumi Hamasaki - A COMPLETE ~ALL SINGLES~
B'z - B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure"
Mr.Children - SUPERMARKET FANTASY
VA - R35 Sweet J-Ballads

Classic album of the year

V.A. - image7

Jazz album of the year

Chihiro yamanaka - After Hours

Instrumental album of the year

Joe Hisaishi - Piano Stories Best 88-08

Soundtrack album of the year

Joe Hisaishi - Gake no Ue no Ponyo Soundtrack

Animation album of the year

BLEACH - BLEACH BEST TUNES

Traditional Japanese Music album of the year

Hideki Togi - Every Little Life ~Ikitoshi ikeru mono e~

Special Product album of the year

Hexagon All Stars - WE LOVE Heaxgon

Best Music Video

Arashi - ARASHI SUMMER TOUR 2007 FINAL Time ~Kotoba no chikara~
SOUTHERN ALL STARS - Manatsu no Kanshasai
SMAP - SMAP 2008 super.modern.artistic.performance tour

--golddisc.jp

posted by Thea at 10:26 PM

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Arashi transforms into Tatsunoko heroes



The animated PV for Arashi's next single, "Believe," is a collaboration with animation studio Tatsunoko. The collaboration is linked to the upcoming live-action movie based on Tatsunoko's "Yatterman" franchise, which stars Arashi member Sho Sakurai and uses "Believe" as its theme song.

In the music video, each of the five Arashi members will "transform" into a character from a different Tatsunoko series. Sakurai will obviously take on the role of Yatterman No. 1. The other shows being used are "Yattodetaman" (Kazunari Ninomiya), "Time Bokan" (Satoshi Ohno), "Otasukeman" (Masaki Aiba), and "Zenderman" (Jun Matsumoto).

The "Yatterman" movie opens on March 7. "Believe" goes on sale as a CD single on March 4, the same day the PV becomes available through media site Dwango. A live-action music video for "Believe" is also being made.

-tokyograph

I really can't wait for March 4, 2009 :] I wanna see the whole PV~ ARASHI SUKI!

posted by Thea at 9:05 AM